1. Check the furnace filter.
A furnace filter should be checked every month and replaced every three months. If the filter is dirty, it will impede airflow and reduce the efficiency of the furnace.
2. Inspect the furnace wiring.
The wiring on a gas furnace should be inspected every year for any signs of damage or wear. Damaged wiring can be a fire hazard.
3. Clean the burners.
The burners on a gas furnace should be cleaned every year to ensure proper combustion and avoid soot buildup.
4. Vacuum the blower and housing.
The blower and housing on a gas furnace should be vacuumed every year to remove any built-up dust or dirt. This will help to keep the furnace running efficiently.
5. Lubricate all moving parts.
All moving parts on a gas furnace should be lubricated every year to ensure smooth operation.
6. Check the flue pipe and chimney.
The flue pipe and chimney on a gas furnace should be checked every year for signs of corrosion, blockages, or leaks.
7. Test the safety switches and circuits.
The safety switches and circuits on a gas furnace should be tested every year to ensure that they are functioning correctly.
8. Adjust or change thermostat settings.
The thermostat settings on a gas furnace should be adjusted or changed as needed to ensure optimum performance and savings on energy costs.
9. Clean around the furnace unit.
Areas around the gas furnace unit should be cleaned regularly to prevent dust from building up and causing problems with airflow.
10. Schedule an annual furnace tune-up by a professional HVAC contractor.
An annual tune-up by a professional HVAC contractor